Watch Pokémon: Let's Go running on PC thanks to Yuzu emulator

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Pokémon: Let's Go has only been out on the Nintendo Switch for a week but, judging by the video above, it might not be long until it's playable on PC.

The video shows the game running on the Yuzu emulator. It's by no means perfect: the audio is distorted, and you can't read any of the text. It's also recorded on a beefy PC with a i7-7700K CPU and a GTX 1080. But just getting it working in the first place is an achievement, especially this quickly, and hopefully we won't have to wait long for a more polished version that will run on humbler rigs.

The set-up in the video, from YouTuber Unreal, uses Yuzu's experimental Canary build, (opens in new tab) which has more features but is less stable. The main Yuzu site is here (opens in new tab).

And if you're curious about the ethics and legality of emulation, Wes wrote this brilliant piece last year (opens in new tab), in which he spoke to emulator devs and an IP lawyer.

Thanks, Kotaku (opens in new tab).

Correction: I initially wrote that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was playable via a Switch emulator, and that it has a bizarre, brilliant mod scene (opens in new tab)—it's actually the Wii U version that's emulated. 

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.